First, let me say, I haven't been following the development of this game at all. I heard about it years, ago. Then saw the enormous amount of money being made by the purchasing of ships. But the last I remember seeing was when there was a hangar module or something that allowed you to walk around inside, and see the ships you had purchased. Years passed again, and still I hear no news on a release, so I just ignore the game and development until the end is closer in sight.
But then I see this recent video from Gamescon I think. I believe it was the 3.0 Alpha? Well, it looked amazing! I heard the devs say in the video, stuff like, "those of you with this type of ship know just how big it is", and statements hat led me to feel like apparently there is something actually playable at this point.
So I went to the website and clicked on the "See what's Playable Now" link. But honestly, I can't tell how much content that really is.
That's what leads me to ask you guys of your opinion on what's actually playable. I mean, is there enough content in at the moment to justify the basic pledge amount to gain access? Is it open-ended or closed-ended? Basically, is it really just a couple of basic missions to complete, then you're done? Or is there any open-ended progress to be made yet (something perhaps like upgrading your ship with basic equipment, some basic trading, or basic mining)? If it is closed-ended, approximately how much time would it take to complete it all?
And of course, I'd like to hear the opinion of those that have played the current content. Happy, or disappointed?